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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Sep 4, 2012 4:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings [Box Set]

http://www.deaddisc.com/disc/Keystone_Companions.htm

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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 4, 2012 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings [Box Set]

Thanks for the link. It's the link I meant to post.

Amazing that this is the third time these two July nights of almost 40 years ago have been mined for commercial release. Same with his 'Old & In The Way' efforts. Those supplemental releases to the original 1975 album we pretty hot and heavy there for awhile. Same with Grisman mining his mini-Jerry archive.

What I find so compelling about Jerry's side projects is that whenever he wanted to go an do something else, he did just that- something else.

It would have been so interesting and refreshing to see his bandmates do the same post-'95. You gotta figure what prevented them from doing so was the feared lack of any commercial appeal whatsoever to whatever those endeavors would have been.
Which is the very thing that never deterred Jerry, and to me the thing that plagues all of these endless reconfigurations of band members: Do they really want to be up there grinding out another version of Sugaree or Lovelight?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 5, 2012 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings [Box Set]

" It would have been so interesting and refreshing to see his bandmates do the same post-'95"

Well I don't think it's too arguable that Jerry was a way more rounded creative talent. But I think credit should be given that starting with Phil especially in 99 they started tackling some very ambitious setlists and haven't stopped. we all know Jerry avoided many a tricky or musically cumbersome number in favor of an easy groove he could be comfortable with. Phil and Bob have tackled it all head on

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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 5, 2012 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings [Box Set]

Yeah, I guess I was thinking more in terms of musical genres. I'd argue Jerry's side stuff never sounded like Grateful Dead music, which was the point for him I think, and is what I don't get about Phil and Bob's efforts.

I never got the full story, but isn't this why the drummers broke off after that spring '09 tour? Didn't Kreutzmann say he was bored, and basically take the position of 'Haven't we all done this before?'

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 5, 2012 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings [Box Set]

Good point. I think you could argue that Bill took that route of wanting to try new stuff not that his stuff has been experimental

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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 5, 2012 4:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings [Box Set]

The '7 Walkers' stuff I've heard (very little actually) him do sounds authentic to me- meaning it sounds like Bill is very into it and is exactly what he wants to be doing at this point.
I mean, what in the world was going on a few summers back when Weir and Further were playing 'El Paso' in NYC and he just.....lost his place. In the song, in the universe, who knows? But Phil's cover story the next day about how he was dosed accidentally like this was 1968 all over again- ridiculous. They just seem like corporate moguls who'll do and say anything to protect the bottom line.
I give Bill huge credit for keeping it real.
Thanks for the response. Your position was well stated.

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Poster: RJ_Squirrel Date: Sep 5, 2012 6:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings [Box Set]

I saw Furthur and Mickey's band a few days apart in July. Mickey is definitely pushing in a different direction, even with the Dead tunes, that I really enjoyed.

Phil and Bob: credit where it's due, at least they are putting an effort into switching up the setlists. They went through 100 songs on the recent tour before repeating any (yes, I got bored at work and counted). God knows they could just alternate Dark Star/The Other One at their shows and people would be happy.

This post was modified by RJ_Squirrel on 2012-09-06 01:35:57

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 4, 2012 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings [Box Set]

Whoa...been a while, eh TB?

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